Learning Abroad: Travel and Study

The McMaster Building. (Credit: Logan Praznik/The Quill)

Whenever I find myself getting restless I try to book a trip: travel feeds the soul. It doesn’t matter if it is somewhere new or somewhere old, there is always something new to discover.

However, traveling as a student can be difficult, but there are ways to make it happen.

Brandon University is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE). This program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to travel to universities and colleges in other countries to study. This includes the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception in 1986, the NSE has provided 113,000 students with exchange opportunities.

The NSE offers a tuition reciprocity system. What this means is that students may either pay the tuition/fess of the host university or college, or the normal tuition/fees that would be paid if attending course at your home campus, in this case Brandon University.

Although this may not be the exotic opportunity you are looking for, it is a chance to try something new and meet new people. A change of scenery can do wonders for a person.

For more information, you can stop by the Office of International Activities is located downstairs in the McMaster building, turn right before you enter the Brodie Building and the office will be down the hall and on your right. Or you may contact David Roland, Director of the Office of International Activities by calling 204-727-7308 or via email at rowlandd@brandonu.ca. More information on the National Student Exchange can be found online at nse.org, or by emailing info@nse.org.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 24, March 7th, 2017.